The latest on the killing of more than 100 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla and the international outcry against the government in Damascus. Also, scientists say there is more plastic trash floating in the world’s oceans than previously thought. Plus, how Chinese consumers are influencing car design all over the globe.
The first eye-witness accounts have emerged from the Syrian town of Houla, where more than a hundred people were killed on Friday in what the United Nations is calling a brutal massacre. The UN envoy on Syria, Kofi Annan, who’s in Damascus, said he was personally shocked by the killings.
Host Marco Werman talks to reporter Ursula Lindsey in Cairo about the public’s reaction to the results of the first round of Egypt’s presidential election.
The strength of the Chinese auto market is translating into design. Increasingly, Chinese tastes are influencing the cars consumers buy in other parts of the world too. The World’s Alex Gallafent reports.
Men and women join the military for different reasons. And they have can have wildly different experiences, depending on luck, and the choices they make. We get to know one ordinary veteran, with what might be called an ordinary set of experiences. Anchor Marco Werman gets Russ Davis from Braintree, Massachusetts, to tell his story.
There was a deadly protest in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa on Monday. Two young men set themselves on fire, to protest Chinese rule. One died. Almost three dozen Tibetans have attempted to burn themselves to death since March last year. Anchor Marco Werman gets analysis from The World’s Beijing correspondent Mary Kay Magistad.
The world’s floating trash continues to find its way to the open waters of the world’s oceans.
There’s been a surge of drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. Thai police say Burma’s political reforms may be indirectly resulting in increased trafficking in the border areas of Burma, Thailand and Laos.